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Wheeler, Polk Named All-Pac-10
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 04, 2005
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior point guard Dee-Dee Wheeler and junior center Shawntinice Polk have been named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference Team, while Jessica Arnold and Ashley Whisonant were named honorable mention All-Freshman.

Wheeler currently leads the Pac-10 in scoring (17.9), ranks third in assists (4.4), steals (2.9) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8), fourth in minutes played (33.2) and three-point field goals made (1.7) and 18th in rebounding (5.0). She leads the Wildcats in points, scoring average, assists, steals, minutes played, minutes per game, field goals made, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted and free throws made, and ranks second in three-point field goal percentage, free throws attempted, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and rebounding average, and third in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and offensive rebounds.

Wheeler was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 13-19 and was the MVP of the Fiesta Classic. She has reached double-digit scoring in 27 of 29 games this season and has scored 20 or more points 11 times.

Polk, who has been hampered by a knee injury, has a Pac-10-leading nine double-doubles. She leads the league in blocked shots (2.1), ranks third in field goal percentage (.551), rebounding (8.2) and defensive rebounds (5.9), seventh in offensive rebounds (2.4) and eighth in scoring (13.1). She leads the team in field goal percentage, total rebounds, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, blocks and free throws attempted, and ranks second in scoring, scoring average, field goals made and field goals attempted, third in minutes played, minutes per game, free throws made and assists, and fourth in steals.

Polk was named to the all-tournament teams for the Preseason WNIT and the Fiesta Classic and has reached double-digit scoring 21 times. She has also shot 50 percent or better from the field in 17 games this season and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times.

Arnold, a Tucson native, started 22 of 25 games, but missed four games after suffering a shoulder injury. She leads the team in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, and ranks second in three-point field goals made, third in three-point field goals attempted, and fourth in minutes played, minutes per game, field goals made, field goals attempted, defensive rebounds, points and scoring average. She also ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.400).

Whisonant has started three games, appearing in all 29, and was named to the all-tournament team at the Fiesta Classic. She ranks third on the team in steals and fourth in assists, free throws made and free throws attempted.

The complete Pac-10 honors are listed below:


Name                 School   Pos.   Yr.   Ht.    Hometown 
Andrea Bills ORE C Sr. 6-3 Moreno Valley, Calif.
Nikki Blue** UCLA G Jr. 5-8 Bakersfield, Calif.
Cathrine Kraayeveld ORE F Sr. 6-4 Kirkland, Wash.
Shawntinice Polk** ARIZ C Jr. 6-5 Hanford, Calif.
Brooke Smith STAN C So. 6-3 San Anselmo, Calif.
Kelley Suminski* STAN G Sr. 5-9 Chester, N.J.
Emily Westerberg ASU F So. 6-0 Greenacres, Wash.
Dee-Dee Wheeler** ARIZ G Sr. 5-6 Chicago, Ill.
Candice Wiggins STAN G Fr. 5-11 San Diego, Calif.
Lisa Willis UCLA G Jr. 5-11 Long Beach, Calif.
*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree
**three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes): Jill Bell (WASH,So., F); Kate Benz (WSU, So., F); 
Susan King Borchardt (STAN, Sr., G); Brynn Cameron (USC, Fr., G); Leigh Gregory (CAL, Sr., F);
Cameo Hicks (WASH, So., G); Kristin Iwanaga (CAL, Sr., G); Kristen Kovesdy (ASU, Jr., F);
Meghan Gnekow (USC, Jr., G); Shannon Howell (OSU, Sr., G); Noelle Quinn (UCLA, So., G).



Name                School  Pos.  Ht.    Hometown 
Brynn Cameron USC G 5-10 Newbury Park, Calif.
Kristen Forristall ORE F 6-2 Portland, Ore.
Jessica Lawson CAL C 6-3 Edgewood, Fla.
Lindsey Pluimer UCLA F 6-3 San Clemente, Calif.
Candice Wiggins STAN G 5-11 San Diego, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION (Received Votes): Jessica Arnold (ARIZ, G); Dominique Banks (WASH, G); 
Camille LeNoir (USC, G); Ashley Whisonant (ARIZ, G).
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